Couldn’t make it to the Vans Warped Tour this summer? Don’t fret, check out one of our most popular education tools…the Breastology pillows!
Our Breastology pillows are for touching. No need to be embarrassed or shy about it. In fact, having a discussion about breast health should never be awkward. At Warped Tour, it’s not uncommon for boys to walk into our tent, quickly poke at our boobie pillows and then walk away giggling. Then there are the girls that stare at them with curiousity and either ask questions or dodge a conversation with us.
As the Boobies Crew, it’s our job to encourage the conversation about breast cancer prevention and early detection, so he next time you visit the Keep A Breast Traveling Education Booth don’t be afraid to ask all the questions you have.
We love boobies and assumedly so does the rest of the world. So remember to check yourself once a month. Not sure how? We can teach you here.
Boobie Crew | 2014 Vans Warped Tour
We did it! Together we worked 42 shows in 51 days. Every day we welcomed kids and parents into the Keep A Breast Girlz Garage with hopes of having a conversation about their well-being, their environment and the important of utilizing breast cancer prevention methods. We hosted band signings and acoustic sets with Neck Deep, Air Dubai, Courage My Love, Close Your Eyes and Enter Shikari. The rest of the time we were fostering friendships, having dance breaks and growing as individuals and a team.
Whether you stopped by to ask a question, buy merch or seek out free prizes, it was a great experience to meet you, hear your stories and (hopefully) send you away with at least one piece of information that will help you make healthy and smart choices. Thank you for a fantastic Warped summer.
The Vans Warped Tour is grueling on a person both physically and mentally. Between 12-hour days, hot weather and constant loud noises, the work can consume you. During this two-month long tour, one lesson I learned is that it’s important to step back from the chaos, breathe and find some inner peace. When out on the road, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine that leaves little time for one’s self.
A few weeks after Warped Tour began, Ayla (pictured above) joined the tour to work with MusiCares and arrived with an opportunity for people to find some zen in this bubble we live in. Every night at nine, Ayla taught a free yoga class that was open to all levels. At 8:45pm each show date, members of bands and their crews could be seen with a yoga mat under their arm as they walked to a designated area where they rolled out their mat. During the last two weeks of tour, I decided I needed to join them to relax and have some guidance for balancing my chakras.
As soon as the class began I immediately wished I had started sooner.
Stretching out my sore muscles, focusing on my breathing and closing my eyes helped melt away some of the stress and negative energy I had been bottling up. It was a lesson in remembering the importance of maintaining a healthy mentality.
Air Dubai singer Jon Shockness started attending Ayla’s classes consistently throughout tour after noticing his body was taking a beating due to the circumstances of Warped Tour.
“For me, my body and health is the most important thing about being a musician. If I am not healthy and strong it affects my music, my mental health, my attitude and everything else about me. Yoga helps and Ayla knows the best way to challenge, strengthen and improve our bodies out here.” - Jon Shockness
Along with learning how to strengthen my mind and body, one piece of wisdom that stuck with me after taking a couple of Ayla’s classes is that I should always be able to “find peace in an uncomfortable situation.”
Now that tour is over, I definitely want to find a great yoga studio in Los Angeles!
The Vans Warped Tour is a fantastic place for nonprofits like us to connect with and educate young people in North America who each have a unique background and life story. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be a part of the nonprofit sector of the tour. By interacting with the teams behind Invisible Children, MusiCares, Heart Support, Truth and the variety of other diverse organizations, our own crew has witnessed the importance of each initiative.
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The leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations. We provide support programs for young people impacted by cancer and educate people about prevention, early detection, and cancer-causing toxins in our everyday environment.
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